12 More Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery Navigating by Allen Berger Ph. D.

By Allen Berger Ph. D.

This e-book provides the instruments you must paintings via twelve pitfalls that you're prone to come across in your route to long term restoration. no matter if you're dealing with relapse, studying to overcoming complacency, or take accountability in your emotions and activities, this booklet will equip you to beat the most universal relapse hazards.

Recovery from dependancy is frequently in comparison to a trip the place you meet new humans, rejuvenate your brain, physique, and spirit, and study new issues approximately your self that offer you wish for the longer term. yet like any trips, there also are pitfalls which may jeopardize your sobriety.With his renowned ebook, 12 silly issues That reduce to rubble restoration, Allen Berger has proven many of us how one can confront self-defeating ideas and behaviors which may sabotage their sobriety. during this sequel, Allen delivers the instruments you want to paintings via twelve pitfalls that you're more likely to come upon in your route to long term restoration. even if you're dealing with relapse, studying to beat complacency, or taking accountability to your emotions and activities, this publication will equip you to beat one of the most universal relapse dangers as you're making your trek alongside “the street of chuffed Destiny.”

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Being ashamed of them, or feeling like we need to keep them a secret, will sabotage our recovery. We need to share these thoughts with someone we trust and try to understand what they mean or what they’re telling us. Clients sometimes tell me what thoughts go through their mind before a relapse. Here are some of them. • “I’m feeling much better now. ” • “I’m an alcoholic; I never had a problem with drugs. ” • “I’ve got a terrible chest cold. ” • “I just celebrated twenty-five years. ” • “I’ll never let things get as bad as they were before.

In the past, we typically soothed pain or discomfort by turning to alcohol or other drugs. So now, even in recovery, thoughts of wanting to drink or use is like having a pain in our leg: the pain is telling us that something’s wrong. In other words, a message is hidden in our creeping thoughts of returning to drinking or drugging. So if part of us is trying to tell us something about what we need, that’s a positive message. It implies that we can develop a more collaborative relationship with our addict self.

Traits that are desirable but nonessential hang out on stage with the essential selves but play a lesser role. Continuing the example, if you organized yourself around people-pleasing, then some of your nonessential selves might be the parts of you that are fearful, resentful, jealous, or anxious. These selves generally are allowed on stage, as they sometimes assist in the goal of creating a people-pleasing personality and rarely get in the way of that goal. But you’d try not to let them be the featured performers in the play you’re putting on for other people.

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